Special Issue "The Role of Vitamin D in Chronic Diseases"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 March 2020).
Interests: Obesity, nutrition and vitamin D, metabolic and endocrine diseases; nutritional and Mediterrean Diet effects on inflammatory skin diseases
The physiological role of vitamin D is to regulate calcium and phosphorus homeostasis, and to preserve bone health. However, a growing body of research, both from animal and human studies, has suggested that vitamin D may also be important for a variety of non-skeletal actions, which may contribute to the pathogenesis of a wide range of acute and chronic diseases. A lack of vitamin D has been implicated in the pathogenesis of several acute and chronic illnesses, including musculoskeletal disorders, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, male hypogonadism, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), cancer, autism, dementia, cardiovascular diseases, and skin inflammatory diseases. Of particular interest is the issue of the possible involvement of vitamin D in the management of these diseases. Thus, it appeared appropriate to gather a selected international panel of independent scientific experts in order to develop an evidence-based review that provides the current state-of-the-art on vitamin D status in these diseases.
Prof. Dr. Silvia Savastano
Dr. Luigi Barrea
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- Vitamin D
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Chronic inflammatory skin diseases
- Mediterranean diet
- Endocrine diseases